The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Antioch Baptist Church, 4826 Georgia Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Reverend Dr. George Porter, Jr., pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Charlie James was born October 15, 1945 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Leroy Ellison and Ida B. Cephus Ellison. He was preceded in death by one brother, L. W. “Peanut” Ellison and a very devoted cousin, Willie “Buster Harris“ Hill. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County whereas he attended the old historic Oglethorpe Grammar School. After many years of dedicated services he retired as a vegetable farmer and large equipment operator.
Survivors include two very devoted sisters, Jeanette Leggett (Hayward) and Nettie Irene Cephus, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; sister-in-law, Bessie Ellison, Reynolds, Georgia; aunt, Emma Lee Cephus, Montezuma, Georgia; thirteen nieces and nephews, Katina Kleckley (Willie), Adrian Wilson (Cornelia), Pamela Leggett, Reginald Leggett, Brittany Leggett, Nicholas Jordan, Jalen Cephus, Lance Harris, Sr. (Viviann), Leonard Curgil (Dornnett), Anthony Curgil, Trinesa Ellison, Trenton Curgil, and Travis Ellison (LeKeitha): and a host of beloved great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.